I’m not a hard-core runner, but I do run and I enjoy it. I thought it’d be cool to give myself a mileage goal to achieve by the end of the year. So here goes, my 2013 running goal is:
That breaks down to about 10 miles a week, give or take. I’m pretty sure to some this is an easy feat, but to others it’s not. This is a milestone, and I plan to reach it by the end of the 2013. Who’s coming with me?!
Who’s in?! I’ll post updates here and there on where I’m at with mileage, and just about my running progress in general.
To keep track and stay on-point, I’ve downloaded a couple apps on my phone. I received recommendations from friends and other folks online but I couldn’t decide which one to go with, so I’m starting with two and we’ll see how they work out. Both apps are free and available for both Android and iPhones. In addition both apps can be used to track and map mileage, set, track and achieve fitness goals and to connect with friends via the applications with sharing capabilities to social network sites like Facebook and Twitter. So, the apps I got are
Both are very similar and so far there are things I like and dislike about each of them. In my Running Goal Updates you’ll also hear I’m liking/disliking the apps.
Need motivation? A while back I had a blog post with a bunch of running quotes. You can find them HERE.
And my favorite running quote is:
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I was easily convinced by a gym buddy to sign up for a mud run called The Toro Loco Challenge. At first I said no, and when asked again 30 seconds later I said yes. lol.
This will be my first mud run, my first physical challenge, my first competitive type thingy…just got a whole bunch of firsts going on. So here’s the jist.
This event has two courses
The Raging Bull for Advance Challengers, and The Leisurely Longhorn for Families and Dogs. Guess which one I’m signed up?! Oh yes, The Raging Bull, and I’m not an advanced challenger. I have no idea what I’ve gotten myself into. I’m getting just a tad bit nervous
I must say two things before I go on.
- Push Yourself. No one will do it for you.
- Your mind will take you there.
It’s taken me a while to adopt these philosophies, but I love them, and I believe them to be true. They motivate and inspire me. Just wanted to share with you….now back to the Toro Loco Challenge!
This event is being held in Eloy, AZ just about an hour south of Phoenix, pretty much in the middle of nowhere. As listed on their website, some of the proceeds go to the Humane Society and quite a few other charities on site that help animals in one way or another including Greyhound Rescue, Ruff Life Rescue, Arms of Angels, and others.
Here’s the course
Alrighty folks. This is in just a few days. I can’t wait to recap it for you.
Two more minutes reading, two more sheets to fold, two more reps at the gym, two more minutes on the phone with an old friend, two more minutes on yourself.
Apply this wherever you see fit. I started at the gym. Just two more squats, two more minutes running, two more push-ups. It kind of revs you up a bit, because you really want to finish strong and make it worth it. You eventually see and feel results; physically and mentally. Where do you think can you apply Two More?
It rarely rains here in Phoenix. But when it does, in true Phoenician fashion – we stay in. Well..most of us at least. Who wants to be out in the icky wet rain?! Not me. Very few of us even own an umbrella..and almost all of us need new wiper blades.
The purpose of this post is to say that rainy days are a GREAT day to go to the gym. On rainy days the gym is practically empty. Today I used equipment I never use, tried some new exercises I had seen others do, etc. It was just a great workout. And to think I almost didn’t go because it was raining. lol.
So the next time your hesitating doing something over something silly. Just do it already. You never know, it could be great.
Just Do It.
I thought about that on my run today (which was great by the way). I really did not want to get out of my bed at 6am on a Sunday and go run.
So, what did I do? I just tied up my shoes and went. Getting started was little rough I’ll admit but once I got into it, it wasn’t that bad and when we finished I felt great.
The best antidote for not wanting to go get your workout in – is pretty much, just get your ass out there and do it. Set all your thoughts aside because they will just get in the way producing excuses or ailments. Granted if your really sick or recovering from an injury don’t put yourself in a bad position. But only you know if you should. And if you can, why not – just do it. One of our biggest setbacks for not wanting to workout is ourselves. Our thoughts, fears insecurities, our mood, etc. all which we can change.
So in the words of Nike,